@narfcake Are you running Windows 10? If so it may not actually be shutting down completely when you shut down. I found this out by running a little Uptime program that said 10 minutes after booting my uptime was 2 days.
Home computer? Once a month ish it has rebooted when I get in on. Not sure if it’s forced updates or crashes. It is 2010 hardware with a GPU update and has held up fine. Maybe when Zen3 is out a new build finally.
Usually it’s when my USB drive goes wonky and my Plex server can’t be found by my Roku… or after an update or new software or if I’m going out of town for more than a few days. My laptop gets turned off when i put it away since I usually use a box.
My graphics card failed last week and I had to power down to figure out what was wrong. I changed the battery, cloned my hard drive and will replace the graphics card today. I found a used one which just came in yesterday evening. Otherwise I try not to power down. Will upgrade to SSD when prices come down for prime day or black friday.
My personal laptop gets turned on maybe 3 times a month. Work laptop all the way off, every Friday night. Most of my screen time is with this tablet, my phone, or the Xbox. I have very little need to use a computer outside of work.
My home desktop computer and work laptop are powered down every day. I hate wasting electricity when they are not in use. And I’m always afraid they may overheat and start a fire when left on unsupervised.